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Loretta Jean Chism


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Loretta Jean Chism Obituary

ELKHART - Loretta Jean Chism, 80, of Elkhart, Indiana, passed to her rest on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Courtyard Healthcare Center in Goshen, surrounded by her family.

She was born on June 15, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Edward R. and Florence (Howcroft) Pfeiffer. On August 28, 1954 she married the love of her life, Warren C. Chism in Hillsdale. He died on November 2, 2013 in Elkhart. Loretta is survived by a son David Warren (Margaret) Chism of Grand Rapids, daughter Joselyn Raye (Earl) Huxhold of Elkhart; four grandchildren, Blake Edward Hill, Alexandra S. (Jeremy) Stacy, John "Jack" Chism and Justin (Marie) Huxhold; five great grandchildren, Finn, Winn, Wren and Witt Stacy and Susan Rose Huxhold; also a goddaughter Heidi Jean Barnes and many nieces and nephews. Loretta worked as a dietary director for over 20 years in Healthcare, retiring in 1982.

She formerly worked at Fountainview and St. Mary's of Notre Dame. She was the former owner of Calico Kitchen Catering. Loretta loved to travel with Warren and spend time with her family. She was a member of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Elkhart.

Friends and family may gather for one hour prior to the 11 a.m. celebration of life service on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 3300 Benham Ave. Elkhart.

Pastor Karen Strietelmeier will officiate. In honoring Loretta's wishes, cremation has taken place. She will be laid to rest next to Warren at Evergreen Cemetery in Osseo, Michigan, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request memorials to Lutheran Church of the Redeemer or Heartland Hospice, 230 W. Catalpa Dr. Suite D, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Billings Funeral Home, Elkhart.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Apr. 7, 2016
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